June Monthly Education, Board Induction and Award Nominee Announcements
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Richmond International Raceway
600 E. Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
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Don't forget to nominate your peers for one of our Annual Awards. Check your email for the unique link you received on May 17th!
Speaker: Kasey Connors
Session Title: What is the Convention Industry Council (CIC)
and What Can They Do for Me?
“Advancing the Meetings, Conventions, Exhibitions and Events Industry” is the tagline for the Convention Industry Council (CIC.) There are 33 member organizations, including MPI that comprise the board of directors. In addition to administering the CMP program, they also facilitate the exchange of information on global trends and topics, promulgate excellence in best practices and guidelines, collaborate on industry issues and advocate for the value of the meetings industry.
Our speaker, Kasey Connors, is the Director of Marketing and Communications for CIC where she oversees the Marketing and Promotion of all CIC initiatives including the CMP Program. Kasey developed the CMP Preferred Provider program and is currently working on launching a CMP job board. She also manages CIC’s APEX Standards Committee which provides resources overall to the meetings, events and exhibition industry. Mrs. Connors has over 10 years’ experience in associations covering events, volunteer management, marketing and program management.
Participants will learn how to track continuing education credits (CEUs) needed to sit for the CMP exam or recertify once passing the exam.
Understand what the CIC is and its impact on the industry
- 1) Discover what the APEX is and why it is important
- 2) Receive an overview of the CMP program and learn how to track CEUs online
- 3) Discuss the benefits of MPI-VA as a CMP Preferred Provider
- 4) Discuss the benefits of attending the CMP Conclave
| 9:30am - 11:00am
11:30am - 12:30pm
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Don't forget the raffle...
Community Service Partner: Dress for Success!
In June we have partnered with Dress for Success, an organization with a mission to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Please start saving those suits, dresses, shoes and handbags that you no longer need. See instructions below and visit their website for more information on this great cause!
What to donate:
What would you wear to a job interview? That is exactly the type of clothing we are looking for to distribute to our clients. Your fabulous suits and other professional apparel could furnish another woman with the confidence to enter or return to the workplace, make a great first impression and land a job that could change her life. Additionally, many of our clients go directly to an interview, so please ensure that all items donated are freshly dry-cleaned / laundered and ironed, not more than 3 years old, and suitable for wearing to job interviews. Thank you!
- Interview appropriate suits
- Interview appropriate blouses
- Professional separates including blouses, slacks, skirts, dresses, blazers and jackets
- Work appropriate shoes
- Jewelry and scarves
- Handbags (briefcases, portfolios or work appropriate handbag)
Clothing Not Accepted:We do not accept outerwear, undergarments, denim, or inappropriate work attire. We are currently NOT accepting winter attire including sweaters, wool suits, blazers, pants, or skirts. We will resume accepting winter attire in September 2016.
Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
Cancellation penalties do apply:
Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund